New Zealand: Coin One Cent 1968 (mint sets only) - detailed information

New Zealand: Coin One Cent 1968 (mint sets only)
CoinOne Cent 1968 (mint sets only)

The New Zealand one-cent coin was the smallest denomination coin of the New Zealand dollar from the currency's introduction in 1967 to its demonetisation, along with the two-cent coin, in 1990. With a diameter of 17.53 millimetres, it is the smallest coin ever issued of the dollar, and at 2.07 grams in mass the lightest as well. Coins issued in 1968 were in mint sets only (not intended for circulation); any that were released would have circulated for 22 years before they were demonetised on 1 May 1990.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse

Diademed and draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Second portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, the monarch's legend ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND; below, the date 1968.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1968
Reverse

A curved fern leaf surrounding the figure 1 [cent] at lower right. The artist's initials JB (for [Reginald George] James Berry) are in tiny letters at the base of the leaf.

Reverse Inscription 1
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
One Cent 1968 (mint sets only): Known varieties
Variety Prooflike
Mintage 40,000 (included in total)
One Cent 1968 (mint sets only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Regular and prooflike mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Prooflike
One Cent 1968 (mint sets only) / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 3.99 3.95 3.91 3.88
One Cent 1968 (mint sets only) / Best-effort future value guesstimates based on past value trends in currency: US Dollar (USD)
MintVarietyGrade2018201920202021
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Royal MintProoflikeGem Uncirculated 2.49 2.46 2.44 2.41
Royal MintProoflikeBrilliant Uncirculated (BU) 1.96 1.92 1.88 1.84
Royal MintGem Uncirculated 1.99 1.97 1.95 1.93
Royal MintUncirculated (UNC) 1.96 1.92 1.88 1.84
Historic values in NZD for One Cent 1968 (mint sets only) / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
(hover mouse over grades in the left-hand column to see values highlighted; hover mouse over graph points to see exact values and additional information)
Historic values in USD for One Cent 1968 (mint sets only) / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
(hover mouse over grades in the left-hand column to see values highlighted; hover mouse over graph points to see exact values and additional information)
Historic values in USD for One Cent 1968 (mint sets only) / Prooflike / Royal Mint / (generated 8/2018). Inflation-corrected to 2017.
(hover mouse over grades in the left-hand column to see values highlighted; hover mouse over graph points to see exact values and additional information)
All Coins of Country: New Zealand, Type: One Cent (22)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Cent 1967 120,300,010 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1967
One Cent 1968 (mint sets only) 75,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1968
One Cent 1969 (mint sets only) 100,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1969
One Cent 1970 10,080,010 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1970
One Cent 1971 10,020,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1971
One Cent 1972 10,063,045 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1972
One Cent 1973 15,063,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1973
One Cent 1974 35,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1974
One Cent 1975 60,024,991 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1975
One Cent 1976 20,011,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1976
One Cent 1977 (mint sets only) 32,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1977
One Cent 1978 15,038,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1978
One Cent 1979 35,041,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1979
One Cent 1980 40,044,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1980
One Cent 1981 10,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1981
One Cent 1982 10,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1982
One Cent 1983 40,043,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1983
One Cent 1984 30,040,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1984
One Cent 1985 40,032,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1985
One Cent 1986 25,028,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1986
One Cent 1987 27,528,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1987
One Cent 1988 (mint sets only) 24,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND 1988
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One Cent 1968 (mint sets only): Details
CountryNew Zealand
CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Coin TypeOne Cent
Issued1968
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Face Value1 (x Cent)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Mintage75,000
MaterialBronze
DesignerReginald George James Berry
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)17.5300
Mass (g)2.0700
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One Cent 1968 (mint sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsNew Zealand KM# 31.1